George VI British Royal Navy Officer's Sword,
Scabbard & Belts, Sold
In good condition, a George VI British Royal Navy Officer's Sword,
Scabbard & Belts.
The belt is marked to quality retailer Gieves (who mostly sold
Wilkinson Swords etched with their name), but this sword has no
maker's or retailer's name to it, so perhaps just they came from
Gieves. Folding guard section engraved to officer "P M Coston,
The 31 1/4 inch blade is overall good but with some patina spots
and rubbing. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt with some blue tarnish
but overall good. The faux fishskin grip is loosing some white (can
easily be "enhanced" with some white shoe / boot polish)
but is overall good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. Original
sword knot a bit grubby and frayed. The leather and gilt metal scabbard
overall good. The leathers belts with some age / slight cracking
and wear but still good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Nice example with the belts. Only £? (too late, now sold).
Please quote item reference U18 (0821). Further / full sized images
available upon request.